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Stop doing this if you’re a non-resident to pay 0% TAX

February 15, 20242 minute read
Stop doing this if you’re a non-resident to pay 0% TAX
Stop doing this if you’re a non-resident to pay 0% TAX
Stop doing this if you’re a non-resident to pay 0% TAX

Operating a non-resident LLC in the United States comes with certain restrictions that must be understood to prevent potential tax obligations. In this blog post, we will discuss three key restrictions that non-resident LLC owners need to be aware of to navigate the US tax landscape successfully.

1. Working in the US:

Non-resident LLC owners should refrain from performing any work within the US, including attending conferences or conducting business meetings that involve payment for services rendered. By avoiding physical work in the US, tax obligations can be effectively minimized.

2. Having Employees in the US:

Non-resident LLC owners are prohibited from having employees in the US. However, they can hire independent contractors who work under specific agreements without making decisions on behalf of the company. This distinction allows LLC owners to sidestep the legal complexities associated with employing individuals in the US.

3. Inventory and Business Licensing:

Non-resident LLCs cannot maintain inventory or obtain a business license in the US. To handle inventory and shipping for e-commerce businesses, it is advisable to utilize third-party fulfillment centers. Obtaining a business license in a state implies conducting business there, which can trigger tax implications.

Bonus Tip: Business Licensing:

Obtaining a business license in the US may indicate that you are operating and potentially subject to taxation. Non-resident LLC owners should carefully consider the implications before obtaining a business license in any state.


To maintain tax-free status and ensure compliance with US regulations, non-resident LLC owners must adhere to these key restrictions. It is highly recommended to seek professional advice from experts who specialize in international business operations. At EasyFiling, our team of experienced professionals can provide personalized guidance and support tailored to your specific needs.

For more detailed information and personalized assistance, feel free to reach out to EasyFiling for expert guidance and support


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